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Christ The Good Shepherd

Jesus the Good Shepherd at Trinity Lutheran in Wausau.

 

Earlier today, my pastor, the Rev. Gary Schultz at Trinity Lutheran here in Wausau http://www.trinityonstewart.org, used this image as a Power Point slide for a sermon based on Luke 15:1-10 entitled “Lost, but Not the TV Show.  The weather conditions outside were exactly the same  as when the photo was taken, cloudy.  Those conditions provide perfect lighting for stained glass windows as the light is even.  Otherwise Jesus would have an over-powering halo that would wash everything else out.

Instead, we see Jesus as he is.  He is the good shepherd who will seek and save the ones who are lost.   All of us, especially me, would be lost.

I do photography because I have the gift of sight and I want to share with the world the things that I see and are beautiful.   This window stands out because it is displayed as it was photographed with only the light that shines through it.  The house lights in the sanctuary were off that afternoon and I had the sanctuary to myself.   The darkness that surrounds the window with its wooden tracery allows the light from outside to bring the image alive in itself.   After all, Jesus is the light of the world!

Old Glory Still Flies

Tomorrow is the 12th anniversary of a date that lives in infamy.   This flag is from my house, but it could have been like the one that the firefighters raised on that frightful day when the Towers of the World Trade Center came crashing down and 3,00 souls lost their lives.  Tomorrow is Patriot’s Day.   We remember a time when the true patriots stood tall when terrorists wanted us to cower in fear.   We remember all of those who responded to the call.  The police, the firefighters, the soldiers, marines, sailors, and airmen who stood tall to face the enemy.Old Glory-3

I always wanted to do a shot of the American Flag against the sky.

I always wanted to do a shot of the American Flag against the sky.

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Black-Eyed Susans

Black-Eyed Susans often line the banks of Wisconsin's Rivers.

Black-Eyed Susans often line the banks of Wisconsin’s Rivers.

Not every image leaves a digital camera perfectly.  Sometimes you have to correct the image in Photoshop or, in my case, it’s Capture NX2.   To bring out the color, you often have to adjust brightness, etc.  Capture NX2  allows for this by letting the user adjust the histogram graph which I did.  I then adjusted the primary colors.

I wanted to bring out the water of the river in the background.  I then turned up the blue setting.  I also made adjustments to red and green as well.  The results are what you see.   The flowers were photographed using my 70-210mm f4.5-5.6 Nikkor Zoom.   And I lost a lens cap in the process…

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